[Rd] The XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program

Peter Dalgaard P.Dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Dec 17 18:03:59 CET 2007

Douglas Bates wrote:
> There was recently a question on the R-help list about the eee pc.  I
> had a related question about the XO laptop from OLPC (laptop.org).
> Has anyone looked at the development environment sufficiently to
> determine if it would be possible to create an executable image for R?
>  The laptop itself only supports Python, Javascript, etc. but it is
> running a real Linux operating system.
It is Fedora based and x86 compatible, so it could be as simple as "yum
install R".
The potential pitfall is if that pulls in so many dependencies that you
overflow the 1GB solid-state disk.

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